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Sail Away Ladies by Uncle Dave Macon & His Fruit Jar Drinkers

Sail Away Ladies - Uncle Dave Macon & His Fruit Jar Drinkers.
Uncle Dave, vocal and banjo, Mazy Todd, fiddle, Kirk McGee, fiddle and vocal, Sam McGee, guitar in G position, standard tuning and vocal.
NOTE: Kirk and Sam McGee sing the parenthetic response lines on the verses. The fiddles play the melody of the first line of the chorus.

Ever I get my new house done (sail away, ladies, sail away)
Give my old one to my son (sail away ladies, sail away)
(fiddles) Don't she rock, dai-dee-o
Don't she rock, dai-dee-o, don't she rock, dai-dee-o

Ever I get my new house done (sail away, ladies, sail away)
Give my old one to my son (sail away ladies, sail away)
(fiddles) Don't she rock, dai-dee-o
Don't she rock, dai-dee-o, don't she rock, dai-dee-o

Ain't no used to grieve and cry (sail away, ladies, sail away)
You'l be an angel, bye and bye (sail away, ladies, sail away)
(fiddles) Don't she rock, dai-dee-o

(SPOKEN: Kill yourself!)

Come along, boys, and go with me (sail away, ladies, sail away)
We'll go back to Tennessee (sail away, ladies, sail away)
(fiddles) Don't she rock, dai-dee-o
Don't she rock, dai-dee-o, don't she rock, dai-dee-o

(fiddles) Don't she rock, dai-dee-o
Don't she rock, dai-dee-o, don't she rock, dai-dee-o